Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi


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Kampala , Uganda
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Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, a Ugandan novelist and short story writer, has a PhD from Lancaster University.

Her first novel, Kintu, won the Kwani Manuscript Prize in 2013 and was longlisted for the Etisalat Prize in 2014. Her story "Let's Tell This Story Properly" won the 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize.

She is currently working on her second novel and a collection of short stories, Travel is to See, Return is to Tell. Jennifer lives in Manchester, UK

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Kintu

4.14 avg rating — 2,246 ratings — published 2014 — 14 editions
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A Girl Is a Body of Water

4.17 avg rating — 420 ratings — published 2020 — 10 editions
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Manchester Happened

4.03 avg rating — 308 ratings — published 2019 — 10 editions
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Manchester Happened

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“Once we shrunk, men had to look after us, and it was not long before they started to own us. Fathers sold daughters; husbands bought wives. Once we became a commodity, men could do whatever they wished with us. Even now our bodies do not belong to us. That is why when they need it, they will grab it. Things were so bad in some cultures, women had to be hidden away to protect them, in separate spaces where no men were allowed. Soon, they had to be spoken for by men.”
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, The First Woman

“men doing all they could to keep women as migrants on land.”
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, The First Woman

“But the Bible says that God created Adam and Eve in his own image.’ ‘If he created them in his own image,’ Nsuuta snapped, ‘then afterwards Adam re-created Eve in his own image, one that suited him.”
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, The First Woman

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